The goal of environmental remediation projects is to eliminate threats to human health and the environment from legacy contamination. These actions are regulated by the Washington State Department of Ecology pursuant to the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). Below are links to sites within the City in which the City is involved with the remediation.
Municipal Landfill Site
1930s municipal landfill site located in Little Squalicum Park
Six-acre waterfront site contaminated by wood treatment facilities
Street Landfill Site
Historic municipal landfill site located on Whatcom Creek in Old Town cleaned up in 2005
Avenue Landfill Site
Historic municipal landfill site located on Bellingham Bay
Combination of four sites contaminated by various industrial uses located on 55 acres on the downtown waterfront
Contamination from operations at the former Georgia-Pacific pulp and paper plant in Bellingham Bay
Contact the Legal Department 778-8270 or Public Works Department at 778-7700.